Breakin' Away

Song written by Tracy Ackerman, Mike Percy & Tim Lever.
The first track on the album Now & Forever. It was released as the first single from the album, yet it did not make a lot of chart impact.


There are seven versions of 'Breakin' Away': the album version, the radio mix, the Original 12" mix, Matt Darey Vocal mix, Matt Darey Dub mix, T'empo vocal and T'empo dub.
An exclusive remix made by Paul Goodyear was released by the DJ remix service Ace.


'Breakin' Away' was released on 12" single, cassette single and CD-single.
See this page in the discography.

Music video

A music video was filmed to promote the single. It was directed by Greg Masuak.
Go to this page for more information.

Kim about 'Breakin' Away'

I loved its energy right away. I feel the production on it has really brought out the best in the song, especially the backing vocalists. (1)

I think it contains a really good message: it's about someone who disconnects from the past and their own limits. It is about me in a way, because with this album in a different style I disconnect from the past as well. On top of that, it's a really great song, full of energy. (2)


Keyboards & programming: Ricky Wilde, Aron Friedman
Backing vocals: Georgia Lewis, Melanie Lewis, Sarah Nelson, Richard Wayler, Ricky Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde & Serious Rope
Engineered by James Richards

Highest chart positions

Germany: 79 ( 6 weeks)
United Kingdom: 43 (2 weeks)

Interview source

(1) Kim Wilde Fanclub Magazine Christmas 1995
(2) Kim Wilde chooses soul, Primeur (Netherlands), 8 December 1995